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Is the Danish Royal sibling’s feud over?

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Tensions have been running high in the Danish royal family, so all eyes were on Crown Princess Mary and husband Crown Prince Frederik as they reunited with his estranged brother Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on November 12. 

The couples gathered at Copenhagen’s City Hall for a sit-down lunch as part of Queen Margrethe’s 50th Jubilee celebrations. 

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But rather then being a happy occasion, the foursome were under strict orders from mum to be on their absolute best behaviour. 

“The Queen has landed in a very unpleasant situation during what should be her golden year,” says a source. 

“The only one who can help her now is Prince Joachim. He must be seen out in Denmark playing happy families.” 

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (2ndR) and Crown Princess Mary (R) arrive at Copenhagen City Hall
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik (2ndR) and Crown Princess Mary (R) arrive at Copenhagen City Hall (Credit: Getty)

The drama started in September when Margrethe announced she was stripping Joachim’s children, Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, of their princely titles. 

Joachim couldn’t hold his tongue though, admitting he is having second thoughts about returning to Denmark when his job at the Paris embassy wraps up in the middle of next year.

“We will see,” he says.

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While it might look like the Danish royal family feud erupted from nowhere seemingly overnight, tensions have been bubbling under the surface for quite a while, with reports revealing Joachim and Marie were “exiled” to live in France in 2020 following a fallout with Mary and Crown Prince Frederik. 

Now, the reason why Fred turned his back on his brother has allegedly been revealed.

Spanish magazine Vanitatis El Confidencial made wild accusations that the Crown Prince was left broken-hearted when Joachim fell “deeply in love” with his wife.

The Danish royal wives have their brunette locks and good looks in common, but does Marie deliberately copy Mary?
The Danish royal wives have their brunette locks and good looks in common, but does Marie deliberately copy Mary? (Credit: Getty)

While Margrethe insists she made her decision to allow her grandkids to live normal lives and ensure the survival of the monarchy, many believe it’s delivered the opposite outcome. 

“It actually is a very real crisis,” says royal expert Trine Villemann. “It has shattered people’s image of the Queen, and of the family.”

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